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    Title: St John the Baptist (1604)

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    St. John seems a little downcast in this painting. Maybe his life as a prophet in the desert was harsh. However, he also seems determined to call all sinners to repentance. The background, with its trees and leaves, seems a bit too artificial to be true. It makes the painting resemble a studio picture. Other Baptists by Caravaggio: 1602 and 1609.
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